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Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center To Host Celebration of Quilting


JONESBORO, Ark. — The 14th annual “Celebration of Quilting” is set for Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Educational Center, 1021 West Cherry Street, Piggott, Ark.

Quilts will be displayed in the Pfeiffer-Janes House at the museum. Admission to the show is $3 per person.

The quilt show honors the legacy of Paul Pfeiffer and his family. During the Great Depression, Pfeiffer would buy quilts from the ladies in the community, even though the family had no need for them. No matter the quality of the quilt, he would pay the same price. Then, his wife Mary would give these quilts to those in need in the community. In this way, the Pfeiffers provided for the community in two ways, by creating work and by charitable contributions to those who could not work.

Visitors’ Choice ribbons will be awarded in multiple categories with divisions for hand-quilted and machine quilted items. Anyone may enter quilts and quilt-based creations with no entry fees.

Quilts may be brought to the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum Educational Center (HPMEC), Thursday, May 8, and Friday, May 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For additional information or to pre-register a quilted article, call 870-598-3487 or email: jredman@astate.edu.

HPMEC is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site. Tours are on the hour Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 1-3 p.m.

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Quilt Show
The Pfeiffer-Janes House at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum.